Karnataka Chief Minister in a letter addressed to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asked him to direct Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to amend language proficiency clause for the benefit of local candidates.
In the letter, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has raised three issues, reported ANI.
1. He demanded amendments in such a way that candidates with proficiency in the local language get preference. This should be done in the present recruitment itself. And those who did not study regional languages at least up to SSLC should not be considered.
2. Since all the languages carry equal importance under the Constitution, the medium of examination should be in all 22 languages.
3. Rules should be made to give preference to people who have command over local language during recruitments to central services in regional offices.
This letter to the Finance Minister comes after Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists on Saturday disrupted several Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection examinations for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in many districts of Karnataka, demanding banking reservation in jobs for Kannadigas.
In Bengaluru, KRV activists did not allow candidates from Andhra Pradesh to write the examination at a centre in Peenya.
Some candidates pleaded with the activists to allow them to write the exam, but they did not budge.